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Finance Manager, Corporate Accountancy and Tax

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Europe -- Northern europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London London
£53,490 - 62,127 per year + Benefits
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Local government, Borough councils, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Hammersmith & Fulham is a dynamic, diverse and exciting place to live and work. Sitting alongside four and a half miles of the River Thames and nestled between one of the world’s busiest airports, the City of London and London’s West End, the Borough is aiming to be the best place for business in Europe, as well as a thriving hub for the arts, culture, sports and leisure. Hammersmith & Fulham, like most local authorities, continues to face significant challenges. The Government’s austerity agenda has triggered funding cuts while at the same time demand for services has increased. During this time the importance of finance has only been reinforced as they seek to look for ever more efficient ways to make resources go further. This is an exciting time to join the finance team. Have undergone a re-structure there are a number of exciting opportunities to join a highly committed and innovative team, dedicated to building on their performance and contribution to the success of the borough and welfare of its residents. 

Supporting the Head of Finance, this a critical role leading the financial accounting function and delivering the Council’s statutory accounts including all technical accounting and audit requirements and relevant government returns.

Whilst closing the accounts is the critical part of this role you will also be instrumental in improving business controls and processes. Managing a team of 3, the role also has responsibility for tax including VAT, Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and property and land taxes. You will also keep abreast of, understand, and apply relevant legislation, statutory and professional guidance, best practice and directives as they relate to policy and financial accounting and management.

The ideal candidate will have qualified CCAB, CIMA or AAT with several years post qualification experience of closure of accounts and statutory financial reporting, gained in a local government or emergency services setting. However, consideration will be given to candidates who are able to demonstrate that they have transferable skills and an understanding of the unique nature of local government finance reporting. You will also have the drive to find service and process improvements and the desire to maximise the use of technology across a wide range of financial processes.

You must also be committed to providing excellent customer service and have very strong IT skills including Excel.

For more information on the role and how to apply please visit or contact Jan McQuaker 07798 815734. The closing date for applications is 9th June.

Hammersmith and Fulham are offering a very flexible hybrid working environment


We’re passionate about providing residents with better, more customer-focused services than ever before. There’s real, positive change under way in this vibrant, diverse and extremely accessible borough. And if you share our refusal to settle for second best, there’s never been a better time to join us.

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